ChinaThe movie “Thien Long Bat Bo” 2021 is said to focus on the love story of men and women, the elements of martial arts and martial arts are only sketched.
On the sheet Wenhui Bao Issued on September 10, Doctor of Literature Su Zhan, lecturer at Beijing Language University commented Thien Long Bat Bo The new version is based on a good plot, with prominent main actors in recent years, such as Duong Huu Ninh, Van Vinh San. But the work was fiercely criticized. The acting of the stars and their shaping do not show the unique and vivid image of the character.
First, the film is not of good quality in terms of arrangement and storytelling. For example, in the original, the details are delicately arranged. The story of three brothers Kieu Phong, Doan Du and Hu Truc are quite independent but still keep a connection with each other. But this film is fragmentary, does not highlight the relationship between the characters.
The narrative style is messy, not in the spirit of the original, even some absurd details, such as the scene where Doan Du (played by Bach Chu) pees on his pants when he meets Vuong Ngu Yen. Although Doan Du is a loving son, he comes from a noble background and is properly educated. But the behavior of this character in the film is completely inconsistent with the character’s personality and image. Audiences are now familiar with the professional film market, they have a high level of perception and evaluation, and high requirements for the quality of a work.
In the past 10 years, martial arts movies, whether in artistic quality or in audience reception, have been on a downward trend.. Thien Long Bat Bo 2021 and many other remakes have the same problem: the quality of martial arts is increasingly blurred, the martial arts element and the spirit of gypsy are only interpreted superficially and superficially. The work mainly exploits the love story of the main character, which is lyricized. The art style, from the costumes to the props, has the color of video games, some of the roles are similar to the characters in the game. This style is more suitable for fairy-tale movies.
The story of martial arts is the world of Gypsy. The character’s relationship, their life is in accordance with the laws of nature. Stories can be fictional but must be in a real historical context, the story development is in harmony with the social characteristics of a certain era. While the fairy tale is “reincarnated” by online literature or video games, the story does not necessarily match the logic of real life. The setting in the fairy tale is fictitious, not influenced by historical factors. Over the past 10 years, film adaptations of martial arts stories have gone downhill while fairy tales have flourished, with typical works such as: Immortal sword period, Ancient sword period, Three births, three worlds, ten years of peach blossom…
Possibly due to the influence of the first half, the swordplay series was first harmonized, leading to the inherent values becoming blurred. So martial arts will decline? The truth is not so pessimistic. Cultural works of the turn of the century are still remembered. The problem is, it is necessary to find a way to adapt the story in accordance with the psychology and aesthetics of the audience, stating the martial spirit and its value to the present life.
Nghinh Xuan (follow Wenhui Bao)